Wesley Fofana “can become one of the best center-backs in the world,” said Jonny Evans, who claims the Leicester team-mate has “all the qualities” to get to the top
- Jonny Evans believes that teammate Wesley Fofana can become a world class player
- Leicester signed a £ 36million deal with Fofana de Saint Etienne in October
- The center-back has forged a strong partnership with the veteran Evans
- The 19-year-old kept Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang calm in the 1-0 win at Arsenal
Leicester defender Jonny Evans believes teammate Wesley Fofana is set to become a world-class talent after his impressive move to Kingpower.
The Füchse signed the 19-year-old from Saint Etienne for £ 36million and he has formed a strong partnership in a back-three with seasoned Evans and Christian Fuchs.
Since arriving in October, Fofana has started six out of seven possible league games and has played five Europa League games.
Wesley Fofana can become a world class player, believes his Leicester teammate Jonny Evans
Evans has been very impressed with the 19-year-old since joining the Foxes in October
Evans was impressed with how quickly the boy adapted and insisted he has all the qualities to get to the top.
“He can probably become one of the best center-backs in the world,” Evans told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“Sometimes you forget how young he is. He has a real sportiness and maturity. ‘
In just his third game, Fofana was tasked with keeping Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang calm in the Emirates, but the Frenchman took the lead when Leicester scored a 1-0 win.